Sardinia: an exceptional island and an unrivalled sea
The breathtaking island of Sardinia is situated in the centre of the Mediterranaen Sea and surrounded by crystal-clear water. It has become one of Europe’s most sought-after holiday destinations, owing to its hundreds of kilometres of white sandy beaches and to the innate and genuine hospitality of the Sardinians; the island truly offers something unique to every traveller.
Without straying too far from the more famous tourist resorts of Alghero, Olbia, San Teodoro and Cagliari, it is possible to find peaceful, secluded beaches, often deserted or sparsely frequented even in the high season of July and August.
The mountainous inland areas of the island are dotted with “nuraghi”, typical stone constructions which date back to the Bronze Age and lend their name to the unique and mysterious civilisation which populated the island until roman colonization. Equally noteworthy are the cities of Nora and Tharros on the southern and western coasts; these have Phoenician origins but were subsequently romanised and so display elements of both cultures. On the northern coast, just a short distance from Sassari and Alghero, lies Turris Lybissonis, an important example of a Roman city.
For night-life lovers, there is no shortage of restaurants, pubs and clubs, especially in the areas around Alghero and on the coast near Olbia.
All of these aspects, not to mention the sunny temperate climate and easy access to major Euopean cities ( 50 mins flight from Barcelona and Rome, and approx. 2 hours from London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam etc), make Sardinia an irresistable destination – at least 250 days a year!